Microsoft Office 365 FAQs

Office 365 ProPlus for FSW

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is a full version of Office that is available at no additional cost to FSW faculty, staff, and students. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook applications, and more, and can be installed on up to five devices.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Office 365 ProPlus benefit?

Academic institutions that are Microsoft customers and license Office for all faculty/staff are eligible to offer Office 365 to their employees and students at no additional cost. Eligible users can take advantage of free Office 365 ProPlus through a self-sign up process.


Why is Microsoft introducing these changes?

Microsoft is committed to the success of each student and educator. Microsoft believes this offer will help these users thrive in their educational endeavors by providing Microsoft’s best productivity solution at no additional licensing cost.


How do I get free Office 365 ProPlus?

  1. Sign in to your MyFSW with your school credentials.
  2. Find the One Drive card click on the 3 dots on the top right corner to open the Office 365 link. This will take you to where you can access your Office 365 software.


Do I get anything else besides Office 365 ProPlus when I use the self-service process?

In addition to having access to the Office ProPlus client with applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, and which work across your PCs and Macs, you can activate the clients on your iPad, iPhone, and Android phone. This will give you access to edit and review your work on the go. You also get 1 TB of storage through OneDrive for Business to ensure you have access to all of your documents whenever you need them. If you are using a computer that doesn’t have Office installed, you can edit or review those assignments in Office Online in any browser.


What devices can I use Office 365 ProPlus on?

Office supports PCs and Windows tablets running Windows 7 or higher, and Macs with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Office for iPad can be installed on iPads that are running version 7.0 or higher. For information about mobile devices, visit


What happens when I leave college?

When you leave college or are no longer enrolled in classes, your Office 365 subscription through your institution ends. You may enroll in other consumer or commercial offers available. You should make sure to transfer all your files from your school OneDrive to your personal OneDrive prior to leaving.


What does Office 365 ProPlus include?

Office 365 ProPlus comes with a full version of Office and familiar Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more. Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based service and allows each person to install on up to five PCs or Macs and five tablets (iPad), as well as the ability to access Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones. 

For information about how to access Office mobile applications visit


Can students install Office for iPad through this Office 365 ProPlus benefit?

Yes, this would count towards the limit of installing it on five tablets. Just install the applications and sign in with your college MyFSW credentials.


Does this replace the Office 365 University product or Office Home & Student?

No, Office 365 University will continue to be sold to enable students at colleges and universities that do not take advantage of, or qualify for, this free benefit and likewise for the Office 365 Home Premium offer.


How is the value proposition different for Office 365 University and Office 365 ProPlus for students?

Office 365 University includes 60 minutes per month of Skype premium.

Office 365 ProPlus includes additional organizational applications such as Lync and a number of added technologies for organizational uses (Information Rights Management as one example) that are not available in Office 365 University. When schools combine the Office 365 ProPlus benefit with Office 365 Education, students get access to more advanced collaboration tools such as Outlook and Lync.


If I recently purchased Office and am now also eligible for free Office 365 ProPlus, through my school, will I receive any credit and/or compensation?

No. The Office purchased is a consumer offering, and students can continue to take advantage of the purchased offer.


If I have already installed Office 365 University on my computer, what will happen if I attempt to install Office 365 ProPlus?

The office client supports having both an Office 365 personal account (used when you signed up for Office 365 University) and a school account (login provided by your school), students will be able to remain signed in with both. Office install will have both your personal and institution ID associated with it after the installation.


I need help installing, where do I go?

If you are having issues installing Office, visit Install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for business for installation instructions.



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